Friday, 28 June 2019

Friday Triad: Inspired by Ruth (@adornedclaw)

It's quite interesting to which realisations you can come to in the shower... Like remembering why the crazy looking lady waving out the car looked familiar or the fact that tomorrow is the last Friday of the month and your Triad mani is due and you don't have a whole week left like you thought you did....

Luckily since it was absolutely freezing I decided to shower early. And am definitely not trying to pull a Joyce style midnight mani. Just frantically getting pics cropped, watermarked, getting the Fiance to charge his Mac so I can use that for the post and listening to some calming music (cue the pop music).

So Joyce chose this very green looking manicure by @adornedclaw and I was in LOVE! I knew that I was going to recreate because it was green and stunning! I ended up with more than 10 polishes on my table in the attempt to find the perfect shades. Which are glaring at me since they haven't been put back yet, but let me show you what I did.

Once I had all my polishes lined up I started on my vinyls by placing a diagonal alley from becauseishop on my miracle mat. I then painted each line one of the colours I was going to use for the gradient. Once that was done | started with two coats of China Glaze baroque jungle on my thumb, ring finger and pinky. On my index and middle fingers I painted one coat of Essence play with my mint as the base for the gradient.
I then did my gradient with play with my mint at the tips, Essence kiss the freaky frog and Essence island hopping at my cuticle. I then top coated and attempted to place a massive ass stud on my middle finger in a somewhat straight line, which was sealed in with another coat of Seche. The stud on my pinky received the same treatment.
I peeled my by now dry decal from my mat and used a clear stamper to place it. And top coated again. I really like how this turned out. The colours are totally my jam and I actually have an idea for another set of colours. I've been having a hard time with one of the prompts of the 52 week challenge and had someone tell me my nails look ugly... So I needed a boost.
What do you think? Don't forget to head on to Joyce's and Michelle's place and give them some love! I'm certain that they pulled something stunning and here I only did a recreation again..

Thanks for stopping by!!


  1. ONLY a recreation?! ONLY??? Woman, you need to have your head checked. This is absolutely gorgeous. If I didn't have my heart set on a holo (and only NOW do I remember I have a beautiful dark green holo...) I would have used the exact colors of the original! Only a recreation... *mutters on about someone not recognizing how beautiful her nails are*

    Oh, and who said your nails looked ugly? Point them out when they are within arms reach and I'll punch them for you!

    1. You actually had me laughing so hard at this... The Fiance even asked me if I'm okay. Glad you approve.

      I also wanted to throat punch, but I was at work and had to behave. BTW I officially hate the metallic prompt.

  2. Well look at this!! I LOVE that you did it in green and so perfectly too. It's absolutely gorgeous. Thank goodness it wasn't a midnight mani but sounds pretty close ;) Great job!!

    1. It took forever getting the shades right, so I'm happy it turned out this way.

      Besides we all knew I was going to go this route..


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